This one comes from Tigerhawk. It's kind of a long one, but worth it:
The right has never really been effective with "out-of-doors political activity" for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that American righties, at least, have jobs and businesses in much larger proportions than American lefties (who seem to include a lot of students, school teachers, artists of various stripes, and generally un- or underemployed people with infinite free time). Righties just want to be left alone to build things -- you know, businesses, buildings, and entire new industries -- create jobs, and make people richer. All this demonstrating and such seems, or seemed, like a waste of time to most conservatives and libertarians.
So what has changed? Is it the scary prospect that a federal government dominated by the Democrats might change the country forever, or is that the left finally taught the right how to tear down people in power (the right having failed miserably versus Bill Clinton in the 1990s)? I suppose that most righties did not know there was such a thing as a "community organizer" until the Democrats nominated one as their presidential candidate. Now that we know what it is and how effective it can be, we're learning to do it.
Too bad the left hasn't learn to create jobs. Then we'd be getting somewhere.